FRIDAY, 1 JUNE 2012
A DAY IN THE TWIN CITIES AND THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI
Seven AM arrived all too soon, but it brought some nice photo ops at Mounds Park.
|St. Paul Minnesota skyline|
|sacred Indian mound|
|St. Paul, Minnesota|
On the way to Minneapolis we stopped to see St. Paul's Cathedral. It is absolutely beautiful.
and the capitol
Next was, Stone Arch Bridge, in downtown Minneapolis. There is a small dam and several locks.
At 1400 we took a short cruise up the Mississippi. It was supposed to go downstream, but the river level was high from recent rains, and the boat couldn’t navigate under a nearby railroad bridge, so we went upstream, through an industrial area.
|Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline|
After the cruise we went to the Mall of America. The size of it is impressive. It’s neat for the locals to have a year round amusement park inside.